Chicago and Detroit Jazz Festival Radio from AccuJazz.com
(Published: September 03, 2010)
For over 30 years, Labor Day weekend in Chicago and Detroit has meant large-scale, free, world-class jazz festivals downtown. To celebrate the long-standing tradition of the Chicago and Detroit Jazz Festivals, AccuJazz Internet Radio has created two streaming radio channels playing music by the artists performing at this year's festivals. As with all AccuJazz channels, they are free and available 24/7.
The Chicago Jazz Festival is known for presenting a wide array of jazz, from mainstream stars to artists on the fringe, and this year is no different. From Grammy-winning vocalist Kurt Elling and superstar pianist Ramsey Lewis to experimental reedist/composer Henry Threadgill, attendees will experience the whole gamut of jazz artistry.
The Detroit International Jazz Festival has a more straight-ahead aesthetic, with headlining acts like Roy Haynes, Branford Marsalis, Terence Blanchard and Artist-in-Residence Mulgrew Miller. Less jazz-intensive listeners might also enjoy the funky sounds of Tower of Power and the blues rock of the Fabulous Thunderbirds. All of the above artists' music is playing on the AccuJazz festival channels.
Both festivals proudly present a lot of local talent, and the local bent is reflected in the AccuJazz programming. The Chicago channel is playing music by local heroes like artist-in-residence Nicole Mitchell, Dana Hall, Corey Wilkes, Jodie Christian, Ari Brown, Paulinho Garcia and Ted Sirota in addition to out-of-towners like Brian Blade and Brad Mehldau.
Whether or not they're planning on attending the festivals, AccuJazz listeners will no doubt enjoy the breadth and quality of music playing on the two Jazz Fest channels. Listen now at AccuJazz.com.
More Information: http://www.accujazz.com